devotional post # 2060
Luk 22:3 Then Satan entered into Judas (the one called Iscariot), who was of the number of the twelve.
Luk 22:4 He went away and discussed with the chief priests and captains how he might betray him to them.
Luk 22:5 And they were glad, and decided to give him silver.
Luk 22:6 So he promised and sought a right moment to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.
Judas’ master plan was not to immediately denounce Christ. Instead, he would slip away and conspire with the enemies, then come back and pretend everything was okay. That is the kind of betrayal that hurts the most. When the hypocritical smile is hiding a dagger, there is something wrong with the soul who is smiling.
LORD, show us how to be faithful and honest.